Ibrahim Hooper (born Douglas Hooper), a convert to Islam, is the National Communications Director and spokesperson for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Washington D.C.-based Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization.
Hooper was born in Canada and immigrated to the United States after converting to Islam. He holds a bachelor's degree in history, and a master's of art in journalism and mass communications. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, Hooper worked as a news producer at KSTP-TV, the ABC affiliate in Minneapolis.
Statements and positions
Hooper advised that people should not watch the anti-Islam film, Innocence of Muslims after a court order requiring that it be removed from YouTube on copyright grounds was reversed and the film re-posted. The film which when released caused violent reactions among Muslims around the world. Hooper has not watched the film.
Hooper has expressed his desire for the United States government to become an Islamic theocracy, saying: "I would like the government of the U.S. to be Islamic sometime in the future."
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